SBU chief suggests holding Ukrainian politicians criminally liable for visits to Russia

SBU chief suggests holding Ukrainian politicians criminally liable for visits to Russia

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Vasyl Hrytsak, the chief of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) believes that Ukrainian MPs, politicians and public figures should be held criminally liable for visits to the Russian Federation.

Hrytsak said this to journalists on Saturday, commenting on the introduction of biometric control for foreigners starting from 2018.

"This will definitively help us in our work. I support the initiative of the President. I would even introduce a legislative ban and criminal liability for MPs, politicians and public figures for their visits to the aggressor state," the SBU chief noted.

As a reminder, the decision of the National Security and Defense Council over entry into Ukraine, departure of foreigners and stateless persons from Ukraine, their compliance with the rules of stay in Ukrainian territory has entered into force.

The National Security and Defense Council instructed the Cabinet of Ministers with the participation of the Security Service to take within a month's time the comprehensive measures to tighten control over entry into Ukraine, the departure of foreigners from Ukraine, including citizens of the Russian Federation, and stateless persons, their compliance with the rules of stay in Ukraine.

 The Government of Ukraine should also within two months work out a mechanism and phases of the introduction of preliminary electronic notification by foreigners and stateless persons about their plans to enter Ukraine; entry into Ukraine and departure from Ukraine by foreigners, including citizens of the Russian Federation, with the use of biometric passports.

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